Exclusive Bay Area Tour

Short film and panel discussion

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Unsafe Spaces
When being Jewish means you don’t belong

December 14-17, 2022

This December we’re bringing a panel of speakers to the Bay Area community to unpack the issues raised in the new Unsafe Spaces 17-minute documentary film.

The film and speakers are available at no cost to your organization or school.

In the past, Jewish students were openly attacked for defending Israel but now they are being marginalized from progressive spaces just for being Jewish.

As our lives have moved into digital spaces, so has this marginalization.

In this film you will hear first-hand accounts of what students — and social media influencers like Blake Flayton, Peter Fox and Julia Jassey — are experiencing today.

Very powerful. Very upsetting. Informative. It helped me find the right phrases, the right taglines, to use against some of these insane arguments.

Nancy Spielberg, Filmmaker

Speakers traveling with the film

Sara Himeles

Sara Himeles is an editor at Unpacked for Educators, a division of OpenDor Media. She has created and managed content and communications for former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and presidential candidate Barack Obama. Sara received rabbinical ordination from Ziegler at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tova Ricardo

Tova Ricardo is an award-winning poet, writer, and content creator. As a Black Jewish professional invested in Torah, Israel advocacy, and uplifting cultural diversity in Jewish communities, Ricardo's advocacy and writing has been featured by Hillel International, Jewish Journal, Jewish Federations of North America, and UJA-Federation of NY. Ricardo also served as the 2015 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate and is a digital producer at the Tel Aviv Institute.

Amy Albertson

Amy Albertson

Amy Albertson is a Jewish advocate and educator from California. While living in Israel for six years, she created the Instagram account "The Asian Israeli", where she cataloged her experiences as a Chinese-American Jewish woman. Through her explorations of her own identity, Amy empowers young Jews to be unapologetically Jewish, both online and in their everyday lives. Currently, she is a digital producer at The Tel Aviv Institute.

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This film is a production from Unpacked, a division of OpenDor Media